Phoenix-based MKB Construction settled a retaliation discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). MKB Construction will pay $38,500 and furnish other relief to settle a retaliation discrimination. The company was charged with violating federal law by firing an employee for reporting sexual harassment. According to the lawsuit, an employee at an MKB work site in El Paso was subjected to a sexually hostile work environment by a male co-worker. When the victim reported the harassment to a supervisor, he was fired in retaliation. Full article.
Retaliation against an employee for taking action against perceived discrimination violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The law forbids retaliation when it comes to any aspect of employment, including hiring, firing, pay, job assignments, promotions, layoff, training, fringe benefits, and any other term or condition of employment. It is illegal to fire, demote, harass, or otherwise “retaliate” against people (applicants or employees) because they filed a charge of discrimination, because they complained to their employer about discrimination on the job, or because they participated in an employment discrimination proceeding.
The attorneys at Leeds Brown Law P.C., dedicate a large amount of their practice to discrimination claims. For any questions, contact an attorney at the Leeds Brown Law P.C. law firm for a free consultation at 1-800-585-4658. Leeds Brown Law P.C.’s website is located at www.lmblaw.com.